This year the 2019 Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo is “The Best Week of the Summer.” Come check out all the fair has to ... Read More
About Washington State
Also known as 'Pacific Northwest', Washington is located at the northwestern most part of United States. Often termed as 'Washington State ' so as to eliminate any confusion with the national capital - Washington DC, the state offers opulent geographical, climatic and cultural diversity. Washingtonians - as the residents of Washington State are popularly called - constitute of the fifth largest Asian population, dominated by the Filipino community. The state leads in agriculture and agriculture based occupations. Home to Bill Gates – the wealthiest man across the globe - it is one among the only seven US states that do not levy a personal income tax. Washington state also does not collect corporate tax.
Origin of the State
Founded by the black pioneer George Washington Bush and his white wife Isabella James Bush, starting with four white families in Tumwater, Washington, the state came into being as the 42nd state in US on November 11, 1889. Ever since, the state has grown manifolds in terms of population and infrastructure with an estimated population of 6,395,798 as per 2005 US census. The population of Washington State grows every year due to immigration from outside US, migration within the country and natural increase. Over ten percent of the total population is comprised of residents of foreign origin, including German, English, Irish, Norwegian, Mexican and Filipino. The richness of Washington State population is further glamorized by the unique cultural contributions of many Native Americans tribes, which are renowned for their totem poles and their ornately carved canoes and masks.
The State also presents rich spectrum of religious beliefs within the vicinity, with as many as twenty five percent of the residents identifying themselves as non-religious. In fact, statistics reveal highest percentage of non-religious people and lowest percentage of Christian population in the Washington state as compared to any other US state.
Contrasts Are In
A land of contrasts by all means, Washington state sports deep rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula, hand in hand with the semi-desert east of the Cascade Range with not a single tree in sight. While Mount Rainier – the highest mountain in the state – is covered with more glacial ice than any other peak in the lower 48 states. The peak is also one among the several volcanoes in the Cascade Range. The Palouse region of southeast Washington is now almost a farmland.
Diverse Climatic Conditions
The geographical variety gives rise to equally diverse climatic conditions in the Washington State. While the western Washington boasts of a mild oceanic climate, the east of the Cascade Range sports a much drier climate owing to the semi-desert. The proximity to North Pacific Ocean coupled with the continental air masses of North America and the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges determine the prevailing climatic conditions at large. The large semi-permanent high pressure and low pressure systems of the North Pacific Ocean cause a wet season pattern that is often termed as the 'Pineapple Express'.
Call us, 509.438.9344, Email us, or fill out the contact form below.
We respond right away! -Colleen Lane, Realtor®
Latest From Our Blog...
Riverfest 2019 | Sep. 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Columbia Park/Lampson Pits | Kennewick, WA RiverFest is a FREE family eve... Read More
Three Rivers Folklife Society has put on the Tumbleweed Music Festival every year and on August 30, 31, & September 1, 2019 the... Read More
Cuisine de Vin | Aug. 16, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Terra Blanca Winery | Benton City, WA Visit this over 21 casual fun-fi... Read More
Second Saturday Uptown Shopping Center Art Walk in the Uptown Shopping Center, Richland WA | August 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 ... Read More
The 2019 HAPO Columbia Cup will mark the 54th time Unlimited Hydroplanes have raced on the Columbia River. This year’s event,... Read More
2019 69th Annual Art In The Park at Howard Amon Park, Richland Washington. Experience an explosive event which brings together Tri-... Read More
Woman Work: All-Women Art showJul. 12, 20196:00 PM - 9:00 PMDrewBoy Creative | Richland, WADrewBoy Creative presents its first-ever... Read More
2019 See 3 Slam Basketball Tournament Sponsored by Tri-CU Credit Union and presented by Sunrise Rotary and the City of Richland on ... Read More
Are you looking for something to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities Washington or in the surrounding area? Then check this out! I ha... Read More